panoramic offerings

Panoramic view of central shrine

by Jason Anders

At Pema Ts’al monastery in Nepal, a condensed panoramic image. Yellow flags cover the Vajrakilaya mandala and artifacts at left. At right, windows open to clean, cold, refreshing air and rising mountains. Layers of offerings to peaceful and wrathful forms decorate colorful bowls and rows of tormas. Can I identify with the impact of their living force?

Special mountain incense, burning juniper leaves on a metal censor, I brush over myself. I can purify this invisible part of me.

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